eeCycleworks’ eeBrakes are now available in red anodized options, with everything from full red to mixed and matched black ano parts and pad holders.
“Early on, I used to do all kinds of anodized colors,” says eeCycleworks founder Craig Edwards. “I was just starting and willing to do custom ano. But it was a big pain in the butt, so I ended up just doing silver and black. But I was getting a lot of calls for custom colors, so I wanted to do something that would have broad appeal.”
Other little tweaks on the latest production run make the brakes more compatible with rims up to 26mm wide. Edwards says they look virtually identical to the brakes updated in 2010, which opened them up to allow 23mm wide rims, but the pivot points have moved ever so slightly. This makes them compatible with modern rims like ENVE’s Smart wheels and Zipp 303s.
The hardware also gets a color update. Before, all of the pivot point axles were all hard anodized clear, which gave them a dark gray color that looked like titanium. Now, he’s doing them all in a black hard ano, which makes the whole package a bit more color matched.
All the other bits remain the same, like the sub-100g weight per caliper (with pads!) and the centered cable routing that makes them among the more aerodynamic brakes on the market. Edwards says they’ll be listed on eeCycleworks’ website soon, but pricing remains at $610 per set without pads. You can email him if you want them now. He wouldn’t divulge the size of his production run, but said the word “limited” is appropriate.
Thanks to Jason at Freshbikes for the tip, who says he’s had a pink pair of eeBrakes before!